NITN | @notintownlive | 18 May 2023, 02:35 pm
Kolkata: Akasa Air, a new airline operating in India, on Thursday commenced its operations from Kolkata.
The inaugural flight will depart from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata at 1755hrs for Guwahati.
Starting May 18 May, Akasa Air will operate daily non-stop flights connecting Kolkata with Bengaluru and Guwahati.
These new routes will also offer Akasa Air customers the option to travel seamlessly from Bengaluru to Guwahati via Kolkata with no change of aircraft.
Kolkata is Akasa Air’s second destination in the state of West Bengal after Bagdogra.
The launch of operations from the city will help inter-state connectivity.
Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “We are delighted to launch operations from Kolkata, our second destination in the state of West Bengal. As a prominent commercial and cultural hub, the city attracts travellers from all walks of life and is also a gateway to several leisure destinations in the region. The launch of flights from the city to Bengaluru and Guwahati will further ease travel to the Eastern belt of the country, strengthening the nation’s overall air connectivity. We hope that travellers will appreciate the option of flying India’s most dependable and affordable airline on these routes.”
Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air, said, “We are pleased to bring the Akasa experience to Kolkata. Akasa Air is committed to offering a distinguished flying experience to its customers for which the airline has introduced multiple industry-first, customer-friendly products, and services such as Café Akasa, and Pets on Akasa. As we rapidly expand our network, we look forward to hosting an increasing number of travellers and providing them with a memorable journey onboard.”
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